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Landmark decision ends immigration policy that restricted such visas to those who are married and heterosexual

Entrepreneur/SME Focus
On April 11, AmCham and Global Sources joined forces at the Global Sources Startup Launchpad Conference 2018, Asia's Largest Tech Hardware Startup Show, following by a networking drinks session that attracted over 160 regional startups.

Finance

Transportation
Tesla said it will build a "Gigafactory" in China to make electric cars and they had been planning the move since at least last year, but now have signed an agreement with the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.

Intellectual Property

Trade & Investment
With effect from August 1, the charge for each import and export declaration (TDEC) will be capped at $200 to further lower the cost of importing and exporting high-value goods to and from Hong Kong.

Education
Outstanding students from 20 secondary schools and colleges in Hong Kong gathered on June 29 for the 2017/2018 AmCham Charitable Foundation Prize Book Award Ceremony.

Taxation

Law

Human Resources
Landmark decision ends immigration policy that restricted such visas to those who are married and heterosexual

Communications

Hospitality
If you were unable to schedule an interview in Hong Kong, please consider Global Entry ‘Enrollment on Arrival’ on your next visit to the United States. Enrollment on Arrival requires no appointment, and is available at 21 airports.

Real Estate

CSR
Technology has brought carbon trading practices a long way. But while being socially responsible, don’t lose sight of what makes it possible in the first place, says Xarbon co-founder Jeffery Liu

Apparel & Footwear
As apparel makers rethink global supply chains to cope with rising costs, concerns over worker safety and more stringent green goals, Ethiopia and the East Africa region are well positioned to profit

Greater China
Tesla said it will build a "Gigafactory" in China to make electric cars and they had been planning the move since at least last year, but now have signed an agreement with the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.

Health Care

Food & Beverage
McDonald’s will increase its number of stores in China and Hong Kong to 4,500 by the end of 2022, up from 2,500 currently, as part of a strategic partnership with Citic Ltd, CITIC Capital Partners and the Carlyle Group.

Environment & Sustainability
Technology has brought carbon trading practices a long way. But while being socially responsible, don’t lose sight of what makes it possible in the first place, says Xarbon co-founder Jeffery Liu

What’s New in Washington
Lawmakers returned from their Independence Day recess prepared for more legislative fireworks over a slew of outstanding agenda items, including a showdown over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Smart City/Tech
Tesla said it will build a "Gigafactory" in China to make electric cars and they had been planning the move since at least last year, but now have signed an agreement with the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.

U.S.-China Trade
Jack Lange and Tara Joseph warn that Hong Kong could easily have faced heavier sanctions from a U.S. that no longer clearly sees its distinctions from the mainland. So it is vital for the government and business community to emphasise what makes it unique